A Congressman from Virginia wants to create a “Melting Pot Museum,” saying the museum “would bring together all the stories of the ethnicities that make up the fabric of our society.”
U.S. Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va., introduced legislation to create a Presidential Commission to study the establishment of a Museum of the American People. The museum would examine the role immigration has played in the development of American society, according to the Congressman.
“With 160 museums and monuments along the National Mall, there is no one institution telling the complete narrative of the many, vibrant ethnicities that make up the fabric of the American experience,” Rep. Moran said in a news release. “There should always be room for museums in our nation's capital devoted to all manner of art, cultural and scientific accomplishments, but we must leave future generations room on the National Mall to honor their heroes and causes.
“The Museum of the American People would bring together all the stories of the ethnicities that make up the fabric of our society, precluding the need for more and more individual museums representing one particular ethnicity or culture,” Moran added.